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SJNServices 04-18-2012 11:07 PM

tile over speed bumps?
 
I've been doing a remodel job on an old ranch house that was built by and added to by whoever owned it at the time. Lucky me! They had good intentions and spared no exspence... on beer.
One thing I just hate is. A cement slab that makes you almost feel drunk! Now the joys of trying to set a desent tile job is well...bogged down with mud.
What is the easiest, fastest way/product to float out some of the uglies so I can have fun again?

isola96 04-19-2012 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by SJNServices
I've been doing a remodel job on an old ranch house that was built by and added to by whoever owned it at the time. Lucky me! They had good intentions and spared no exspence... on beer.
One thing I just hate is. A cement slab that makes you almost feel drunk! Now the joys of trying to set a desent tile job is well...bogged down with mud.
What is the easiest, fastest way/product to float out some of the uglies so I can have fun again?

?...beer?..drunk...?...fun...
The easiest way to set tile it to leave these 3 things for when your done tiling....lol

Post some pics so we can get a better understanding on your slab.

nealtw 04-19-2012 07:34 AM

I put lino down on a basement floor like that one time, I used to trip over the hump in the hallway.

SJNServices 04-19-2012 09:46 AM

The floor is close to done now and the customer is very happy with it. He had a lot of thinset so I just used it to float out the crazy spots.
My question is has anyone used a certain product or process that made things easier? I do have a number of years under my belt and do good work.
May be that I am lookin for some black magic ooga booga voodoo stick but hey, if you ask you learn. So I ask! :-)

tilemandan 04-24-2012 06:56 PM

Thinset is just that, thin set! It shouldn't be used to level a floor. You should have preproduction the floor prior to tiling or used a medium bed mortar.

tilemandan 04-24-2012 06:57 PM

[QUOTE="tilemandan"]Thinset is just that, thin set! It shouldn't be used to level a floor. You should have preped the floor prior to tiling or used a medium bed mortar.

tilemandan 04-24-2012 07:00 PM

Sorry sand auto fill, you should have prep'd the floor prion to install


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